This is episode 210 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:
Could Apple's iPad Kill the Mac, Can HTML 5 Beat Flash?, Is Bloom Energy Serious?, On 3D HDTV, and more...
What's new in Episode 210
Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, Editor, GigaOm
Katie Fehrenbacher, Editor, Earth2Tech.com
Roger Chang, Senior Producer, Revision3
Could Apple's iPad Kill the Mac?
Preorders for Apple's iPad tablet are underway and PCMag's Sascha Segan says that the trend toward portable and mini personal computers that run the iPhone OS could spell doom for systems based on the traditional Mac OS. The MacBook and Mac Mini lines will succumb first, he predicts.
Can HTML 5 Beat Flash?
Would we be better off if HTML5 could somehow instantly replace Flash overnight? Not necessarily, according to a set of comparisons from Jan Ozer of the Streaming Learning Center website. Flash Player 10.1 was actually 58% more efficient than HTML5 in Google Chrome on a Windows system tested.
Toyota's Prius Troubles Will Shake Green Cars
Not too long ago, Toyota reigned as the seemingly untouchable leader in hybrid cars. But as the Prius image takes a beating amid safety-related and other types of concerns, the ripple effect is likely to spread throughout the green car market.
Is Bloom Energy Serious?
Fuel cell maker Bloom Energy faces a long road that's already been littered with a variety of lessons from pioneers and failures. Should we believe that Bloom can replace dirty grid electricity with clean power at comparable costs.
Google and Facebook Get Privacy-Focused Knuckle Rappings
Researcher Danah Boyd brought fighting words to SXSW, where she delivered a keynote on the subject of online privacy and publicity, calling out Google and Facebook for being cavalier with their users' personal information, including repurposing it for larger audiences. Are Google and Facebook playing fast and loose?